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Miss Universe Philippines Catriona Gray sings

‘We’re In This Together’ for Young Focus


This video below gives a brief impression of the houses in the Smokey Mountain area and the locations of Young Focus centers. The video is about 1.5 minutes.

What students say about Young Focus

Young Focus is my mom’s partner in supporting my studies to achieve my goal in life. Young Focus enhances my knowledge through tutorials and it teaches me to be a good example to everyone. I am very thankful to be part of this sponsorship program. They treat me as family and all the staff are approachable.

- Jennie

Young Focus are like my second family and my second home. They teach me a lot of things and how life could be, and for me I would be nothing without Young Focus. They boost my self-confidence to face my fears and other people.

- Jovan

Young Focus has a lot of roles in my life. For example, it is supporting me in my studies, supplies my needs, and is always there to give me advice. And the most important thing is that Young Focus is the way to reach my dreams. Young Focus has never let me solve my problems alone, and is always there to comfort me every time I feel down. In Young Focus I’ve learned a lot of things, and Young Focus has become my teacher and my family to support me as I study. Thank you for supporting me no matter what.

- Rey-An

Young Focus has played a big role in my life. If it wasn’t for Young Focus, I might have stopped going to school and I might not be able to go to college. The staff persuade you to study hard and make your studies a priority, rather than a romantic relationship.

- Jessieny


This video below gives a good impression on the Smokey Mountain area where Young Focus works and the educational programs offered to the children. The video is about 9 minutes.

Educating the parents

Throughout the years we have come to appreciate the importance of the parents in the process of educating their children. For all levels of our beneficiaries, from preschool to college, there are mandatory training sessions for their parents, including practical...

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Celebrating 10 years in the Philippines!

What a fantastic day we had celebrating Young Focus’s 10 year anniversary with the students! In the morning there were creative workshops - music, acting/improvisation, and watercolor painting. In the afternoon it was Party Time at one of the local basketball courts,...

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Miss Universe 2018

Model, actress, and singer twenty-two-year-old Catriona Gray and her mother first came to visit Young Focus back in May 2016. Then Young Focus became the focus of Catriona’s advocacy work as she entered the world of beauty pageantry, determined to use it as a platform...

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Ukulele band in Young Unlimited

Young Unlimited is one of Young Focus' programs that deals with the youth who are most at risk and who have lost their interest in education. Dropping out of school, many become addicted to sniffing glue and have no intention of ever completing their education. One...

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Partnership with The Bridge school

In 2013, Young Focus started providing education to little children from ages 4 - 6 through the program Child Care PLUS (CC+). It aims to provide a high quality early childhood care program helping the child’s social/ emotional, physical and cognitive development. The...

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